Philander Chase



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Chase tells his sister about his travels to Holmes County and discusses his break with the Episcopate of Ohio.




Holmes County, Intrepid Morse, Mrs. Morse, Mary Morse, Mr. Wells, Mrs. Wells, Kenyon College teachers, Protestant Episcopal Church, George Denison, Episcopate of Ohio




Jan 3 - 1832

Very Dear Sister Rachael

I and my wife & Dudley came here after Sarah to take her to our little Cabin on her land in Holmes County nearly one hundred miles from this. We found Mr. & Mrs. Morse well: and little Mary my Grandaughter is well. The [Wells] family are well except Mrs [Wells] who is in declining health. They and all the members of the Intrepids Congregation who paid you attention while here remember & speak of you with great respect & kindness.

We set off on our journey back this morning in a few minutes. I am therefore pressed for time. Can therefore only tell you that I am writing. [?] the little of which I think should be advice from the grave of one who was murdered by a Conspiracy of the Teachers of Kenyon College & buried by the Convention of the P.E.Ch. [at] 1831.

Your affectionate Brother

Phi’r Chase

I thank you & love you indescribably for your most excellent letter. God does indeed support me and comfort me.

My wife joined me in writing you a long letter and [sent] it by your son George. Tell us we pray you - if you re’d it?

To Brother Denison

You say I did wrong in retiring from the Episcopate of Ohio. I can answer. I would ask who wd stay in a house where are flames and the roof falling in about his [?]? The world I trust will soon have reason to justify my conduct: and I hope when you see the whole matter both you and all my Friends will do me justice by relieving me from your censure.

I thank you dear Brother for your kind remembrance of one so unworthy as you,

Brother Philander

Letter to Rachel and Dr. Denison



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